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Robert Endicott Osgood, American Educator, author. member of the board overseers Harvard University With infantry Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member American Political Science Association, Council Foreign Relations, Atlantic Council (board of directors).

Background

Osgood, Robert Endicott was born on August 14, 1921 in St. Louis. Son of Harold A. and Harriet (Johnson) Osgood.

Education

AB, Harvard University, 1943. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1952.

Career

This article is about the expert on foreign policy. For the athlete, see Bob Osgood. He taught at Johns Hopkins University for twenty five years, and also served as an advisor to Ronald Reagan during the latter's 1980 presidential campaign.

He also served in World War II. His teaching career began in 1956 when he became assistant professor of political science at the University of Chicago. In 1961 he became Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy in the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. In 1969, he took a leave to serve for a year as a staff aide on the National Security Council, headed by Henry A. Kissinger, in the Nixon Administration.

Osgood directed the Washington Center of Foreign Policy Research at Johns Hopkins University from 1965 to 1973. From 1973 to 1979 he was dean of the School of Advanced International Studies. He served as an advisor during Ronald Reagan's 1980 presidential campaign, and in 1983, Secretary of State George P. Shultz named him to the Policy Planning Council.

He died of a heart attack, just after Christmas, in 1986. He was living in Chevy Chase Md. at the time. The Osgood Center for International Relations is named for him.

Achievements

  • He attended Harvard University, where he attained his bachelor's degree as well as his doctorate.

Works

Membership

Member of the board overseers Harvard University With infantry Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member American Political Science Association, Council Foreign Relations, Atlantic Council (board of directors).

Connections

Married Gretchen Anderson, August 3, 1946.

father:
Harold A. Osgood

mother:
Harriet (Johnson) Osgood

spouse:
Gretchen Anderson